Popcorn Brittle

posted Mar 3, 2014, 6:32 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 25, 2014, 6:18 AM by Unknown user ]

How to make popcorn brittle (microwaveable)

-1 cup popped popcorn
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup light corn syrup
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-1 cup dry-roasted or shelled raw peanuts
-2 tablespoons butter
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-nonstick spray
-glass/metal pan

-Butter a metal or glass pan, or line the pan with a Slipat.
(Don’t line it with parchment paper, as it can’t handle this kind of heat)
-Pop the popcorn, and set aside.

To Make the Brittle in the Microwave:
-Mix the sugar, light corn syrup, and salt in a large glass bowl. Microwave on high 5 minutes, add peanuts, and microwave 2 more minutes with 1,000-watt microwave. (Microwave additional 4 more minutes if using a 700-watt microwave.) 
-Quickly stir in remaining ingredients, and pour into the lined pan. Shake the nonstick spray to spread thinly. (If the brittle has already cooled to the point where it’s thick and sticky, spoon it onto the pan and press it down into place. 
-Cool until firm, and break into pieces.